Bing & Rosie

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    "Hollywood marriages aren’t known for their longevity. But occasionally, platonic Hollywood friendships bear incredible fruit".

    "In the 1950s, two close friends, Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby, were perhaps the biggest duo in show business. They recorded three studio albums. They co-starred in the classic film “White Christmas.” And as the 50s turned to the 60s, they teamed up to host a talk radio show, The Crosby-Clooney Show".

    "Crosby’s career had blossomed during radio’s heyday a few decades earlier, and was presumably happy to return to the form. A reviewer from the New York Times commented on their productive friendship and the apparent genuine enjoyment they seemed to get from each other’s company:

    "I love the idea that these two global stars managed to maintain a platonic, positive relationship in an industry that often (and especially recently) can get pretty negative and exploitative".

    "The radio show didn’t last too long, but the pair continued to collaborate on and off through the 1970s. Interestingly, both Crosby’s granddaughter and Clooney’s nephew would enjoy successful careers in entertainment as well. Bing died in 1977, and the following year, Clooney released a tribute album, Rosie Sings Bing, a fitting final chapter to their friendship".

     
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    Apparently Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong were also very good friends.

    "Up until the end of Armstrong’s life, Crosby continued to pay tribute to Armstrong’s singing, telling a friend, according to biographer Gary Giddins, that Armstrong was “the greatest singer that ever was and ever will be”.

    When his friend looked unconvinced, Crosby explained: 'It’s so simple, when he sings a sad song you cry and when he sings a happy song you laugh. What the hell else is there in popular music?'"


    The Wonderful World Of Bing Crosby And Louis Armstrong
     
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    Thanks for the link, @Nancy Hart !

    "You ain't got no ambition......Gone Fishin......instead of just a wishin!";)

     
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    Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney take a whack at a medley of country western songs.

     
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    Bing & David's Duet....

    "So the story goes that it was because David Bowie's mother so loved Bing Crosby, that he accepted to do the show and sing this amazing version. We have David Bowie's mom to thank or he may never have accepted to perform on the show with Bing! One of my absolute timeless favourites"!

     
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    Bing (Harry Lillis) Crosby was abusive to his sons.

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    Boris Karloff sings...with Rosemary Clooney :confused:

     
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    Ha, Ha! @Nancy Hart ...where did you find that!? Weren't you afraid, he might Boris?:confused:
     
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    "Marlene has no problem keeping up with Rosie as far as technique. She did start as a violinist and that early training evidently served her well. Clooney has a story of Dietrich visiting her in her dressing room and cleaning her makeup table. "I don't mean tidying up, I mean cleaning!" but also that when Clooney had her "comeback" in London in '68 Dietrich called her from Paris before the show to wish her well in the dressing room of the theater"!

    MARLENE DIETRICH + ROSEMARY CLOONEY "BY LAND, SEA OR AIR". 1953
     
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    Worse. That song is so monotonous, it has become an earworm. I've been humming it ever since that post. Please make it go away! :eek::p:confused:
     
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    JUDY GARLAND DUETS: JUDY & BING CROSBY SING 'CONFESS'„
     
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